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How Do Teeth Become Discolored?

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Teeth have an outer layer known as enamel, and an underlying yellowish layer called dentin. Enamel can become stained due to certain habits like smoking or consuming foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, or berries. While these stains can usually be removed with immediate brushing, they can leave permanent stains on the enamel over time. Eventually, these stains can permeate the enamel and leave discoloration on the dentin.

Professional teeth whitening solutions penetrate the enamel and the dentin to remove these stains. Our practice offers two methods to choose from when it comes to improving the shade of your pearly whites.

Take-Home Whitening

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If you would rather not spend time in the dental chair, or would like to achieve more gradual instead of instant results, we completely understand. We also understand that over-the-counter whitening kits generally don’t produce the results you want. Fortunately, at Muse Dental Studio, we can create custom whitening trays that fit you and only you. A better fit means more effective, safer results. We’ll also give you a bleaching gel that is several times more potent than anything you can find in stores or online. Simply wear the gel and the trays at home for a prescribed amount of time each day. You should see beautiful results in just a few days!

In-Office Whitening

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If you would rather receive quicker, more drastic results, then in-office whitening is just the thing for you. This treatment should only take about an hour in the dental chair. First, we’ll place a protective guard over your gums to make sure the whitening gel does not irritate them. Then, we’ll apply a powerful bleaching agent to your teeth. By leaving the gel on for longer periods of time than at-home treatments, your smile will be up to eight shades whiter after just one hour in our office.

Other Cosmetic Options

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If you have other issues with your smile that don’t involve the color of your teeth, we can correct those problems as well with our other cosmetic dentistry options. For example, porcelain veneers are a great way to cover chips or cracks in your pearly whites. No matter what you want to change about your smile, the best way to get started is to give us a call and schedule a consultation.